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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Not ready yet

Every day I wake up and think that today will be the day I'll be able to write about my feelings of going back to Mumbai... sleeping in the same hotel that was attacked just days after I left... eating in the temporary Chabad house (Nariman House is still sealed off by the Indian security establishment) with the new Lubavitch 'shlichim' who have just arrived in India to pick up where Gabi and Rivki (OB"M) were forced to stop their holy work.

I really thought today would be the day.  It wasn't.  Maybe tomorrow.

Posted by David Bogner on August 13, 2009 | Permalink

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I know, David. I still can't write about Mercaz HaRav...

Posted by: rutimizrachi | Aug 13, 2009 9:01:08 PM

I don't know how you guys *ever* write about so many of the things that I don't even want to think about :-(

Posted by: Mark | Aug 13, 2009 9:51:11 PM

Not an easy thing to do so don't feel you HAVE to write about this so soon.

Posted by: Ilana-Davita | Aug 13, 2009 10:30:05 PM

I'm with Ilana-Davita. Some memories have to be lived with on the inside for a while, before they are given oxygen to breath.

Posted by: Noa | Aug 14, 2009 12:43:30 PM

I just wanted to tell you that all of clal israel feels the pain with you. I personally think about them quite often and talk about them and the great work that they did. I even know of a goy that went to a memorial service for them in Boston at a local Chabad house because he was so touched by their work and he now gives a monthly donation to them. They died al kiddush hashem and surely are close to the ziv hashechina. May mashiach come so the tragedies will stop and we will be united with all of our friends and family that we have lost.

Sincerely,

Yisroel
(blog: http://www.arteinublog.com)

Posted by: Yisroel | Aug 14, 2009 7:49:14 PM

Hey! Now that I am back in India, I can read your blog (and am sure that not being able to access it earlier had something to do with my being in the UAE).

I understand how you feel. We have our own painful experiences and could deal with it only by directly working to support the victims. It should have started the process of healing but the sores continue to fester because of the Indian and Pakistani government's failure to punish or restrain the terror organistions involved in the attacks.

Posted by: Sonal | Sep 11, 2009 11:55:51 PM

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